“Call call” in bombing near a front-line nuclear reactor in Ukraine

The Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns of the great dangers of fighting at the plant Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the bombing President Zelensky says the eastern region was hit by heavy artillery “The fiercest battles” are in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped … Read more

Ukraine may be able to reach the site of a missile explosion – Polish officials

Polish officials said Thursday that Ukraine may gain access to the site in the border region of southeastern Poland where two people were killed by a missile on Tuesday. Warsaw and its Western allies say evidence from the scene indicates that the explosion was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile that strayed in pursuit … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Russia halts grain exports from Ukraine from the Black Sea, citing the attack on Crimea

Russia halts participation in UN grain deal The move comes after drone attacks on Crimea Russia says British personnel assisted in drone attack Ukraine says Russia is inventing attacks (Reuters) – Russia suspended participation in a United Nations-brokered Black Sea grain deal on Saturday after what it said was a major Ukrainian drone attack on … Read more

Russian drones attack the Ukrainian city of Kyiv; Fierce fighting in the east

Kyiv hit by Russian drones The main hotspots of Donbass are Soledar and Bakhmut – Zelenskiy Russia says it has repelled the Ukrainian advance in several areas Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian capital on Monday for the second time in a week, officials said, as Russian and Ukrainian forces fought fierce battles … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

UN publicly rejects Russia’s call for secret vote on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly voted on Monday to reject Russia’s call for the 193-member body to hold a secret vote later this week on whether to condemn Moscow’s move to annex four partially occupied regions of Ukraine. The General Assembly decided, by 107 votes, that it would hold a public … Read more

Swedish police say the Nord Stream investigation has found evidence of bombings

The Swedish Security Service says the “grave vandalism” referred to Investigation shows explosions in Nord Stream 1 and 2 . pipelines Russia says he did not ask to participate in the investigation HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A crime-scene investigation of Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe has found evidence of explosions, … Read more

Ukrainian forces break through Russian defenses in the south and advance in the east

Ukraine makes gains in two of the four regions annexed by Russia Restoration of the Lyman strategic center improves access to Donbass Elon Musk’s proposal to end the war calls for Ukrainian condemnation Ukraine says it has withdrawn 31 Russian tanks from the fighting in the south Svyatohersk/Kyiv (Kyiv) (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have breached … Read more

The European Union pledges to protect energy systems after “sabotage” in Russian gas pipelines

An EU diplomat believes the sabotage likely caused the leaks The Danish defense minister is concerned about the security of the Baltic Sea The Danish Minister of Defense met with the President of NATO in Brussels BERLIN/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Any deliberate disruption of the European Union’s energy networks will face a “strong and united response” … Read more